MLB: Kansas City 2, Detroit 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jeremy Guthrie worked in and out of trouble for 7 1/3 innings Thursday and helped Kansas City finish a three-game sweep with a 2-1 win over Detroit.

MLB: Baltimore 3, Detroit 2

DETROIT, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Chris Davis belted a three-run homer Saturday, staking Zach Britton and the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Texas 8, Detroit 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton belted his 32nd homer of year Sunday, a two-run shot in the first inning, and the Texas Rangers went on to spank Detroit 8-3.

MLB: Toronto 8, Detroit 3

TORONTO, July 27 (UPI) -- Jeff Mathis cracked a fourth-inning three-run double Friday, powering the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-3 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 7, Minnesota 3

DETROIT, July 5 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and Delmon Young added a solo shot Thursday in the Detroit Tigers' 7-3 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Detroit 8, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 25 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a pair of doubles Monday, backing Rick Porcello's strong start in the Detroit Tigers' 8-2 victory over Texas.

MLB: Detroit 8, Chicago Cubs 4

CHICAGO, June 13 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta's two-run double tied the game and he then scored the go-ahead tally in the sixth, rallying Detroit to an 8-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Detroit 4, New York Yankees 3

DETROIT, June 3 (UPI) -- Brennan Boesch came home with the game-winning run on an Omir Santos sacrifice fly Saturday, lifting Detroit to a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Detroit 3

CLEVELAND, May 22 (UPI) -- Casey Kotchman went 3-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run Tuesday in the Cleveland Indians' 5-3 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 9, Kansas City 3

DETROIT, May 1 (UPI) -- Austin Jackson went 4-for-5 with a two-run double and Rick Porcello tossed eight strong innings Tuesday in the Detroit Tigers' 9-3 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Seattle 5, Detroit 4

DETROIT, April 26 (UPI) -- Chone Figgins had an RBI double in the seventh inning Thursday that boosted the Seattle Mariners to a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: Texas 10, Detroit 4 (1st game)

DETROIT, April 21 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton's three-run homer highlighted a big first inning Saturday that carried Texas to a 10-4 rout of Detroit in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

MLB: Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 2

DETROIT, April 10 (UPI) -- Austin Jackson hit a home run and Prince Fielder keyed a three-run rally Tuesday in pacing the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Oakland 5, Detroit 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Gio Gonzalez held the Tigers to one run over seven innings Saturday, pitching the Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 win over American League Central champion Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 5, Kansas City 4

DETROIT, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Wilson Betemit, Ramon Santiago and Victor Martinez all drove in runs Wednesday in a pivotal eighth inning rally that gave Detroit a 5-4 win over Kansas City.
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Rick Porcello
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello reacts while walking to the dug out after being pulled from the game in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York City on August 19, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo

Frederick Alfred "Rick" Porcello III (born December 27, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He was drafted #27 overall in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. Porcello has been described as an "ace" who could be a "bona fide No. 1 starter." In 2009, he was the youngest player in the major leagues. His choice of sports agent Scott Boras to advise him may have scared away other teams and knocked him down to the 27th spot.

Porcello graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey in 2007. In his senior season, he compiled a 10–0 record with 103 strikeouts and a 1.44 ERA in 63 innings pitched. He threw a perfect game on May 12, 2007 against Newark Academy.

Although Porcello signed a letter of intent to attend the University of North Carolina, he later declined in order to pursue his professional career in Major League Baseball. Porcello was signed by the Tigers to a $7.28 million, four-year deal with two one-year options. The total contract is worth $11.1 million, making Porcello the highest-paid high schooler ever. He also received a $3.5 million signing bonus, the second-largest ever given out by the Tigers, surpassed only by the $3.55 million given to 2006 first round pick Andrew Miller.

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